Ras Tanura Port Upgrade
ByrneLooby are a market leader in marine engineering and expertise and brought these capabilities to this project in Saudi Arabia. The primary objective of the Ras Tanura Port Upgrade is to improve the safe turnaround time of the vessels loading/offloading, to accommodate for the rapid expansion of offshore oil and gas operations in the Arabian Gulf. The forecast from the Drilling & Workover Departments indicated that the number of offshore drilling rigs will result in an increase in the support vessels in 2019 and beyond. ByrneLooby worked in collaboration with Wood Group in the delivery of the detailed design for HUTA who were the appointed LSTK contractor.
The upgrade of the West Pier had a capital cost of $50m for the upgrade of the existing quay wall. The length of the upgraded wall is approximately 700 meters long. In addition, one alongside type berth will be constructed for wet docking maintenance, and a ramp will be constructed for deploying pollution equipment and small boats from onshore to offshore. This project will increase the 2,500 Tons Maximum Displacement Weight (MDW) capacity of the existing quay wall to 4,500 Tons MDW.
The primary objective of the project design is to improve the turnaround time of the vessels loading/offloading and improve the safe operation of the marine fleet, in compliance with ARAMCO requirements. ByrneLooby / Wood Group successfully achieved this.